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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Got Questions???

Hi friends - need help in the kitchen, do you have a grilling or cooking question, do you need some tips?  I hear the "heat" has been getting to some of you, so let me try and help!  Respond to my post or send me a quick email ( whatever works for you!


  1. So....we ruined two racks of ribs trying to slow grill them yesterday. Should we have par boiled them first and quick grilled them?

  2. Good morning-Trying to cook ribs from raw or par boiling them will totally dry them out-I take the whole ribs and dry rub them with Kosher salt,Fresh pepper and your favorite rub mix-coat the ribs well and let sit a few minutes-preheat your oven to 300 degrees and slow roast the ribs in a baking dish/foil pan(whatever you have that will fit the ribs in)
    put two cups of water and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar in bottom of pan and cover with plastic wrap then aluminum foil -make sure it is sealed and bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is almost pull apart tender-quick grill with your favorite sauce -the sealed slow cooking method will yield a very tender moist rib that will fall off the bone for you -Thanks for the great question and enjoy